Starting a marine aquarium reef tank

[tag-tec]Starting a marine aquarium reef tank[/tag-tec] is both an exciting time and at the same time a challenging one.The beauty of the reef mixed with the challenge of starting a marine aquarium reef tank, so that you can have your very own slice of the reef in your own home, has meant that more and more people all over the world are considering starting a marine aquarium reef tank.

This is a fun time and also a time of learning.

Before you jump in with both feet it is recommended that you learn as much as you can about this amazing hobby prior to going out and spending your hard earned cash.

The first and most important thing which you need to think about is what you hope to keep in your reef tank ‘ will it be a mixture of fish and corals or corals only. What type of corals do you hope to keep, both now and in the future. The decision you make now will form the base of what equipment you need to purchase.

It is recommended that you learn as much as you possibly can about filtration and its purpose in the reef aquarium. Filtration is at the heart of the aquarium and is a subject which cannot be ignored.

Once you have learnt all you can about the basic components of a [tag-ice]reef aquarium[/tag-ice], and understand how everything ties together, you will now be in a position to be able to start planning your new aquarium.

Starting a marine aquarium reef tank is only the beginning – you will never stop learning and hopefully you will have years and years of enjoyment to come.

  1. I bought a 20 gallon “Mega” fish tank from I was told I need to change the light in order to make it into a reef tank (so I did). I’ve had it set up as a reef tank for about a month…and no problems so far. Seems to be working fine.

  2. Hi.

    That’s what we like to hear…..things proceeding smoothly!

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